Economics is a long-established and popular Sixth Form option at KGS. The Department is staffed by two Economics specialists. We take pride in the number of our students who develop a strong interest in the subject; of our 86 Upper Sixth students in the past five years, 34 went on to study Economics in single or joint honours courses at university.
We encourage our students to keep abreast of current economic developments. In addition to textbooks (including the latest edition of Lipsey), we provide students with an electronic subscription to The Economist, a Virtual Learning Environment including a wealth of electronic resources, a closed-group Facebook page and a database currently containing over 3,500 multiple-choice questions.
Economics is not an exact science. It's a combination of an art and elements of science. And that's almost the first and last lesson to be learned about economics: that in my judgment, we are not converging toward exactitude, but we're improving our data bases and our ways of reasoning about them
Paul A. Samuelson
Our drive to keep in touch with the world beyond school includes our annual visit to Central London to attend Economics in Action, at which speakers have included Tim Harford (FT columnist, author and broadcaster), Lord (Jim) O’Neill (former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury), Vicky Pryce (former Treasury economist) and George Magnus (former chief economist at UBS), as well as representatives from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Adam Smith Institute, the Institute of Economic Affairs, The Resolution Foundation, the Bank of England, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, LSE, UCL and the universities of Bristol, Manchester and Warwick.
Economics A Level Course guide
Economics Information Booklet
- Head of Economics and Business Studies, Mr W Bohanna
- Trainee Teacher of Economics, Ms I Albayrak
- Teacher of Economics; Teacher of Business Studies, Ms B Beeharry